Portugal’s New Golden Generation

A Seleção, Portugal’s national team, is currently enjoying the best period in its 99-year history. Fernando Santos’ men are the current European champions, UEFA Nations League champions and have one of the best squads in world football both in terms of quality and depth. However, even after all of the glory and ecstasy of theContinue reading “Portugal’s New Golden Generation”

Portugal, A New Home for English Talent

In the last few hours, 16-year-old Benicio Boater-Bakey put pen to paper on a deal that sees him join FC Porto in a move that will see him initially link up with the Dragons youth sides, with an ultimate goal of promotion to the first team. Just two weeks ago the same club announced theContinue reading “Portugal, A New Home for English Talent”

Relegation/Promotion Play-off Introduced Next Season

Today’s general assembly between the professional clubs in Portugal has brought about a new rule change that will be introduced next season, the 2020/21 campaign regarding promotion and relegation.Currently, the bottom two sides in Primeira Liga are automatically relegated to Liga Pro (Portugal’s second tier) and the top two teams from LigaPro are automatically promotedContinue reading “Relegation/Promotion Play-off Introduced Next Season”

Pepa’s Paços Push on

Paços de Ferreira was victorious yet again last night, running out 3-1 winners away at Tondela. Douglas Tanque scored a brace in the first half before Yohan Tavares scored an own goal which wrapped up all three points for the Pacenses. This victory is just the latest in a string of impressive performances from Pepa’sContinue reading “Pepa’s Paços Push on”

Lisbon to host UEFA Champions League: Confirmed

UEFA have confirmed that the 2019/20 Champions League quarter-finals, semi-finals and final will be played as a straight knockout tournament in Lisbon in August. All these ties will be single-leg fixtures. The date for the competitions return is the 7th of August and the fixtures will be split between Sporting CP’s Estádio José Alvalade andContinue reading “Lisbon to host UEFA Champions League: Confirmed”

Primeira Liga Returns | Jornada 25: Review

Portuguese football is back! Primeira Liga returned to our screens this week with Jornada 25. The match-week started on Wednesday 3rd of June and stretched to Sunday 7th June, with at least one game being played every night. The games were, of course, played behind closed doors which made for strange viewing but it isContinue reading “Primeira Liga Returns | Jornada 25: Review”

Nuno had a dream: How Nuno Espírito Santo turned his dream into a reality

Part I – Out of Darkness Cometh Light To celebrate Nuno Espírito Santo’s 3 year anniversary in charge of Wolves and his continued championing of Portuguese players in England, Próxima Jornada has produced a 2-part piece on his time in England so far. This first piece entitled, Out of Darkness Cometh Light focuses solely onContinue reading “Nuno had a dream: How Nuno Espírito Santo turned his dream into a reality”

The Diogo Jota Conundrum

The main body of this article was taken from a longer Próxima Jornada piece entitled Portugal: A Goalscoring Problem? This can be found by clicking the green link. Diogo Jota is a relative newcomer to the Seleção set-up, but the 23-year-old is a player that many believe could be a valuable asset to Portugal inContinue reading “The Diogo Jota Conundrum”

Portuguese Impact on Bundesliga Return

Today marked the return of football, at least football within the top 5 European leagues. It’s return brought with it no supporters, no noise and a strange vibe but ultimately, football is back. There are currently 3 active Portuguese talents within the German top flight, Eintracht Frankfurt duo Gonçalo Paciência and André Silva as wellContinue reading “Portuguese Impact on Bundesliga Return”

Liga NOS to return on June 4th, 2020

Liga Portugal earlier announced that the Primeira Liga (Liga NOS) will return to action on the 4th of June, following a break of 88 days due to COVID-19. The Liga’s statement outlined the plans for the resumption of football, which will obviously be played ‘behind-closed-doors’ with no spectators.  The statement read: “Over the past fewContinue reading “Liga NOS to return on June 4th, 2020”

Revisiting FC Porto’s UEFA Youth League triumph: 1 year on

Today marks the 1 year anniversary of FC Porto’s UEFA Youth League triumph, a 3-1 win against Chelsea FC. This campaign is a great story and an key developmental episode for many players who have the potential to represent their clubs and the Seleção at the very highest level. The UEFA Youth League (UYL) isContinue reading “Revisiting FC Porto’s UEFA Youth League triumph: 1 year on”

From Liverpool to Jamor: My Charity Walk

Hi there! As you may know, Próxima Jornada is ran solely by me (Aaron) and I am writing today not to analyse a team or to provide insight, but to ask a small favour. I have decided to raise funds for both the UK’s NHS and the Portuguese NHS (Serviço Nacional de Saúde) to supportContinue reading “From Liverpool to Jamor: My Charity Walk”